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Looking ahead 22-23

Da Lama

****ty hot take machine
Club Member
Can't find anything confirming his commitment, so I'd take this as unconfirmed right now.?.



From a couple months ago when he entered the portal:


The kid can play and is a perfect fit for Tad ball. I happened to watch him a fair bit last season for certain reasons.
 

HawaiiBUFF

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Club Member
Does this projected depth look correct? (I understand that we have a lot of overlapping & multiple position players)

PG - Simpson JR / Wright SR / Hammond SO
SG - Gabbidon SR / Hadley SO / Ruffin FR / Smith FR
SF - Clifford JR / Allen FR
PF - O'Brien JR / Hurlburt FR
C - Da Silva JR / Lovering SO

* Really hoping we can secure some of the 2023 Bigs
 

torero

Dancing is forbidden
Club Member
Does this projected depth look correct? (I understand that we have a lot of overlapping & multiple position players)

PG - Simpson JR / Wright SR / Hammond SO
SG - Gabbidon SR / Hadley SO / Ruffin FR / Smith FR
SF - Clifford JR / Allen FR
PF - O'Brien JR / Hurlburt FR
C - Da Silva JR / Lovering SO

* Really hoping we can secure some of the 2023 Bigs
KJ will only be a sophmore. Wright is not a PG. Switch him and Hadley. It is much more likely we have a most common starting lineup of KJ, Gabbidon, Wright, Nique and Tristan. 3 guards (two of them big guards) one true wing in Nique, one front court player in Tristan. Wildcard is Quincy Allen, if he's starting and one of the transfers (Wright?) comes off the bench, that probably means he's legit. LOB won't be starting, will be on the floor a lot though.
 

Da Lama

****ty hot take machine
Club Member
Does this projected depth look correct? (I understand that we have a lot of overlapping & multiple position players)

PG - Simpson JR / Wright SR / Hammond SO
SG - Gabbidon SR / Hadley SO / Ruffin FR / Smith FR
SF - Clifford JR / Allen FR
PF - O'Brien JR / Hurlburt FR
C - Da Silva JR / Lovering SO

* Really hoping we can secure some of the 2023 Bigs

G Simpson, Hammond
G Wright, Gabbidon, Smith
G/F Clifford, Ruffin, Hadley
F Allen, O'Brien, Hurlburt
F daSilva, Lovering
 

AEROBUFF

Well-Known Member
KJ will only be a sophmore. Wright is not a PG. Switch him and Hadley. It is much more likely we have a most common starting lineup of KJ, Gabbidon, Wright, Nique and Tristan. 3 guards (two of them big guards) one true wing in Nique, one front court player in Tristan. Wildcard is Quincy Allen, if he's starting and one of the transfers (Wright?) comes off the bench, that probably means he's legit. LOB won't be starting, will be on the floor a lot though.
Allen starting would certainly help get some height on the floor. Nique and da Silva having to guard the post scares me.

Any chance that Lovering starts? I ask even though I was firmly in the "Lawson isn't ready camp" last year. I know it's asking for a lot, but I really hope Allen or Lovering is starting by conference play. (By starting I mean one of them is legit and not because of injury)
 

Medford M.

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G Simpson, Hammond
G Wright, Gabbidon, Smith
G/F Clifford, Ruffin, Hadley
F Allen, O'Brien, Hurlburt
F daSilva, Lovering
Don't think Ruffin is better than Hadley. Wouldn't be surprised if Ruffin and Smith don't see the floor next year outside garbage time.

In an ideal scenario, Lovering takes a massive leap, starts, pushes Da Silva to the 4 spot, and Allen starts at the 2.
 

Da Lama

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Don't think Ruffin is better than Hadley. Wouldn't be surprised if Ruffin and Smith don't see the floor next year outside garbage time.

In an ideal scenario, Lovering takes a massive leap, starts, pushes Da Silva to the 4 spot, and Allen starts at the 2.
I don't think Ruffin is better either. Hadley is brand new though. Hopefully he's ready for this level and moves past Ruffin. Smith is going to RS barring something crazy happening and I honestly don't think Ruffin gets much time this season.
 

torero

Dancing is forbidden
Club Member
Allen starting would certainly help get some height on the floor. Nique and da Silva having to guard the post scares me.

Any chance that Lovering starts? I ask even though I was firmly in the "Lawson isn't ready camp" last year. I know it's asking for a lot, but I really hope Allen or Lovering is starting by conference play. (By starting I mean one of them is legit and not because of injury)
If we play a team that is really big, Lawson can start. We’re not going to play many teams that are really big. Guarding posts is not something I worry about, because there aren’t many post scorers in college basketball.
 

Da Lama

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Club Member
If we play a team that is really big, Lawson can start. We’re not going to play many teams that are really big. Guarding posts is not something I worry about, because there aren’t many post scorers in college basketball.
Agreed. I worry more about Lawson having to guard a stretch 4 type who can move.
 

Da Lama

****ty hot take machine
Club Member
That's what Hurlburt is for
Awkward Bye Bye GIF

True Frosh in man lockdown on Pac 12 stretch 4s.
 

Da Lama

****ty hot take machine
Club Member
One thing you get from all of the new player introduction videos that have just come out is that Tad realizes they are going to be undersized this year. I think addressing that early on is fantastic news. The players understanding that they're going to have to be tough and gritty and that's the mentality already is a positive. Love Tad. Own it. Address it. Work to make it work for you.
 

MarkW

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As a season ticket holder, I can say the non-conference home schedule doesn't do much for me outside of CSU and maybe UNC. Interesting that Yale is coming to Boulder.
 

Da Lama

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As a season ticket holder, I can say the non-conference home schedule doesn't do much for me outside of CSU and maybe UNC. Interesting that Yale is coming to Boulder.
While I agree the home slate is meh, it looks like Tad is looking for tourney bumps with that Mytle Beach Tourney (some damn solid teams) and Tennessee and KU. I'll take 7 automatic wins and then let's see what kind of noise we can make beyond that.
 

MarkW

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While I agree the home slate is meh, it looks like Tad is looking for tourney bumps with that Mytle Beach Tourney (some damn solid teams) and Tennessee and KU. I'll take 7 automatic wins and then let's see what kind of noise we can make beyond that.
It's not clear from the tweet that KU will reschedule for this season, at least that's the way I'm reading it.

Totally get that the out of town schedule is going to bump the NET rating.
 

Not Sure

Sets low bar, barely exceeds it.
Club Member
Disappointed that DU isn’t on the schedule again this year, but I suppose this is for SOS purposes. DU hoops is absolute garbage.
 

MarkW

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Disappointed that DU isn’t on the schedule again this year, but I suppose this is for SOS purposes. DU hoops is absolute garbage.
And even more, Wyoming. I understand that it's a challenge, especially in Laramie, and there are years when Wyo isn't going to help CU's NET rating. But I'd much rather see them on the schedule than North Alabama, Southern Utah, etc.
 

jumped ship

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oof, that non-con schedule isn't doing us any favors...feels like Tad has over-indexed softening it up a little too much since Kin & co left

one thing last season taught us was, if you don't play true road games early in the season, you'll really have to dig yourself out of a NET hole
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
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oof, that non-con schedule isn't doing us any favors...feels like Tad has over-indexed softening it up a little too much since Kin & co left

one thing last season taught us was, if you don't play true road games early in the season, you'll really have to dig yourself out of a NET hole
There are opportunities for neutral site wins that can give us enough Q1 & Q2 SOS ammo to Dance. That home slate, though - we have to sweep those.
 

Hallett Hell

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Tennessee is a neutral site, even though it's not. Not sure how the computers will view that. A win there could punch our ticket, but that's a tough assignment. Really hope Kanas gets scheduled for our SOS. Otherwise we might find little room for error in P12 play (like last year when we missed it despite being 4th place). Those early games in Myrtle Beach are huge. An early exit without playing a good team there could be disastrous.
 
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